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Wicked As She Wants – Book Review

4 out of 5 stars. (Currently $1.99 on the Kindle.)

Okay. I know that you’re judging me based on the cover of this book, and when you read as much as I do, you know that there is actually reason to judge some books on the covers, despite that age old saying. This is one of those cases. The story and characters are SO much more than the Fabio-like guy on the cover.

(Read my review on book one in the series here. Do you have to read them in order to understand everything? No. But my review of the first one describes their world and I don’t feel like repeating myself.)

Casper is a Pinky who’s hit rock bottom. He has nothing left to lose and no direction in life. It’s booze and woman and oblivion on a near daily basis. Until he finds a desiccated Bludwoman princess stuffed in a suit case.

Ahnastasia is a princess. She knows it and acts like it. Before an unknown enemy kidnapped her and shipped her around the globe, she had never left the castle she was born in. Her family, aside from her feral brother, have been killed and an outsider named Ravenna currently rules in her family’s stead. She is a long way from home and needs any help she can get returning to her homeland and killing the enemy who stole her home. But that doesn’t mean she has to like the help. In fact, she would prefer that their heads end up on pikes when they get to her homeland. So it comes as a major discomfort when she finds herself deeply attracted to her escort, Casper.

No one must know she is still alive so that means traveling in disguise and with no money. She is forced to travel by airship. An airship filled with Pinky prostitutes and wealthy perverts, who must not know that she is a Bludwoman. Which is really hard to hide when you have to try not to eat the other people on board.

Ahnastasia was the star player of this story. She’s stubborn, determined, and clever. Her adventures amongst the lower class was wildly entertaining and her evolution as a character was intriguing from beginning to end.

There was one major fail in the plot and that was that there was no reason given as to why Ravenna decided to take over Freesia. Which to me, was a pretty big gap in the story line. Had that been answered it would have been awarded 5 out of 5 stars instead of 4.

Wicked As They Come – Book Review

4 out 5 stars

The problem with UF books is that they are short but powerful enough to really suck you in. Therefore, I can hardly ever manage to properly review one. There is no time for notes my good man! I crash through the book and then think it over for a little while afterwards, then attempt to write a decent review.

*Clears throat*

This was better than I expected. A good friend recommended it to me quite some time ago but I only recently got around to reading it after it went on sale on the Kindle.

Letitia Paisley Everett becomes entangled in two completely different worlds after a “chance” encounter with an antique locket at an estate sale.
In the world she knows, she’s a nurse who takes care of elderly at home patients like her own feisty grandmother. She recently left a controlling and abusive relationship and is working on finding herself again.
In the second world, she’s thrust into the arms of a charming and sexy man named Criminy Stain. He runs a gypsy caravan that travels through the countryside entertaining folks. He’s also a Bludman. Think vampire but without any of inconvenient side effects. Most of the creatures in his world run on blood, even the bunnies constantly nipping at Letitia’s ankles.
There are humans in his world too, Pinkies as it were and they suppress all Bludmen, Bludwomen and Bludchildren. And the leader of the nearest city wants Letitia’s locket to bring a plaque down upon all Bludpeople. His own jolly little genocide.

Jumping from world to world, can Letitia save everyone she loves and an entire race of people at the same time?

Guess you’ll have to read it to find out.